Andy McNab

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I see Andy McGrab's new marketing blurb describes him as;

"Britain's original SAS hero"
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Recoil-Andy-McNab/dp/0593055578/sr=1-1/qid=1163581635/ref=sr_1_1/202-7812035-6296602?ie=UTF8&s=books

I'd have thought David Sterling, Paddy Mayne, et al would be somewhat peeved!
 
#3
I think Andy believes himself to be Churchill.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Sir Winston Churchill
British politician (1874 - 1965)
 
#4
What a discrace, the cheek of the guy knows no bounds. B2Z did enough tocompromise opsec and put guys in danger, it gets worse and worse.
 
#5
Don't know how he can go out in public after Michael Asher wrote "The Real Bravo Two Zero".

Also don't know why TV stations use him as a pundit to explain events in Iraq, as he's a best-selling author not an expert on the Middle East.
 
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Yellow_Devil said:
Asher's website (for his desert expeds) gives away "McNab's" real name (if anyone cares)
There's a bloke I know who has done all sorts of sneaky stuff here in NI. Its hard sometimes to tell if he's telling a true story, or one that he made up five mins before.

Anyway, in about 1998 we were in a pub talking about McNab, and this bloke said..."well, when I knew him he was called **** ******** and he was a bit of a w@nker."

We all thought he was telling another one of his spoofs.

Its only in that article that his surname is confirmed as the same as the bloke said to me. :roll:
 
#8
Wish i was a couple of £££'s behind him.
 
#9
you mean XXXXXX[edited by MOD due to arrse real-name-rules]? Knew that ten years ago but so what if he's changed his name for publishing - some authors do that.

I always wondered if "Andy McNab" was some kind of joke name the boys in the Regiment used - or some dodgy rhyming slang
 
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The-Daddy said:
you mean XXXXXX? Knew that ten years ago but so what if he's changed his name for publishing - some authors do that.

I always wondered if "Andy McNab" was some kind of joke name the boys in the Regiment used - or some dodgy rhyming slang
What like...

"Andy McNab" = Crab
"Andy McNab" = STAB
"Andy McNab" = Flab

Just a thought!
 
#11
I was told by an old Sgt Maj that he was a t0sser and a damned liar. Damn him to hell!
 
#12
Changing his name for publishing is fine, but all the B/S about changing his name "for security reasons" is what gets me. The man must be the extreme example of "keeping the myth alive".

IIRC "Andy MacNab" is a hero in a John Buchan novel, but Bennett's version is better :D
 
#13
If you ever meet him you would think he wouldn't look out of place as a painter and decorator -that's who i thought he was.
 
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POST DELETED BY MOD FOR BREAKING ARRSE-PERSEC RULES, BUT FAIR PLAY BILLY - THE WITTIEST POST ON THIS THREAD SO FAR.
 
#17
The-Daddy said:
BBM - was he the one who refurbished your back passage? :lol:
No, his quote was too high :D

I once met a bloke at a new years eve party who had served in the Royal Marines with Robert Consiglio -he said he used to get pissed every night and on the morning run no-one could keep up with him. The guy was fit as fcuk.
 
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Bondi-Babe-Magnet said:
If you ever meet him you would think he wouldn't look out of place as a painter and decorator -that's who i thought he was.
You dont say! All my illusions are shattered, there was me thinking that all sneeky beaky types were 7ft tall eugenically perfect Charlton Heston look-a-likes. :roll:
 
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The-Daddy said:
you mean XXXXXX? Knew that ten years ago but so what if he's changed his name for publishing - some authors do that.
Nothing to do with PERSEC having served in 22, then?
 
#20
no mate - its common knowledge now and mentioned on the web (you know - that WORLD WIDE thingy)

On Sunday former members were seen at the Cenotaph wearing sandy berets and winged dagger badges - what is the difference between McNab/XXXXXX and them?
 
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